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: Open University

5.55 Inspection by Torchlight Repeat
5596609 6.20 The ThrieEstaitis Repeat 8789319 6.45 Elements Discovered
Repeat 8265390 7.10 The Birth of Modern Geometry Repeat 9037154 7.35 Ways with Words

: Open Saturday

The World Turned Upside Down. David Goldblatt looks at some of the major revolutions of the last 500 years, from the early days of European expansion to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Executive producerChrisPalmer Stereo. INFORMATION: call [number removed] for a free brochure, and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Unknown: David Goldblatt
Unknown: Berlin Wall.

: World Snooker

This morning's play from the Crucible,
Sheffield, featuring frames 17-24 in the first semi-final.
Directors Trevor Morris , Mike Ward and John Watts Editors Gary Franses and Rupert Rumney


Directors: Trevor Morris
Directors: John Watts
Editors: Gary Franses
Editors: Rupert Rumney

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

Featuring reviews of Liar, Liar, starring Jim Carrey , and Ghosts of the Past, with Whoopi Goldberg and Alec Baldwin. Shown last Mondayon BBCl


Unknown: Jim Carrey
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Alec Baldwin.

: The 39 Steps

Thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season and opening today's Saturday Matinee double bill.
Starring Robert Donat , Madeleine Carroll An innocent man accused of murder is pursued by both the police and an international spy ring.
(1935, U) Black and white Subtitled . ♦ See Films: pages 46-54 ***** ♦ What do you mean you've never seen... ? page 41


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Madeleine Carroll
Richard Hannay: Robert Donat
Pamela: Madeleine Carroll
Miss Smith: Lucie Mannheim
Professor Jordan: Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife: Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter: John Laurie
Mrs Jordan: Helen Haye
Sheriff Watson: Frank Cellier
Mr Memory: Wylie Watson

: Hitchcock on Hitchcock

Another chance to see HuwWeldon's
Monitor interviewwith Alfred Hitchcock , originally broadcast in 1962, in which the directortalks about himself, his career and the techniques that made him famous. Repeat


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season and concluding today's Saturday Matinee. Starring
James Stewart , Doris Day
Dr and Mrs Ben McKenna 's touring holiday of North Africa is rudely interrupted when a passing acquaintance dies in their arms - stabbed in the back.
(1956, PG) .... The Hitchcock season of films continues tonight with Mamie at 10.50pm
♦ See Films: pages 46-54 *** ♦ Barry Norman : page 40


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Mrs Ben McKenna
Unknown: Barry Norman
Dr Ben McKenna: James Stewart
JoMcKenna: Doris Day
Mr Drayton: Bernard Miles
Mrs Drayton: Brenda de Banzie
Buchanan: Ralph Truman
Louis Bernard: Daniel Gelin
Rien: Reggie Nalder

: The Saint

The Convenient Monster. Is the Loch Ness monster responsible for a series of killings? First shown on ITV ....

: World Snooker

Further action from the semi-final at the Crucible in Sheffield. Stereo ....

: Nation Goes to the Polls

During the general election campaign, 50 people from across Britain filmed an intimate record of their experiences, from the announcement on 17 March that John Major was going to the country, until yesterday, when the results were declared.
Among those who took part were an HGV driver, a former businesswoman, a farmer and a student-four of the UK's eight million undecided voters -who charted their own mood swings day by day. Where did they finally put their crosses on 1 May?


Producer: Chris Mohr
Producer: Bob Long

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Suzanne Charlton ...........


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Correspondent

In tonight's programme Isobel Hilton travels into the jungles of Ecuador on the trail of the "biopirates" who exploit valuable natural resources.
The forests are an ecological goldmine and there are fortunes to be made finding plants that can cure the world's diseases.
But the shamen elders of an ancient native Indian tribe protest that their traditional knowledge is being stolen.
Medicine from the dragon tree and a plant that is said to harbour the secret of permanent contraception are among the sought-after treasures that could make millions for Western companies. And not only the plants are of interest - the genetic make-up of the Indians themselves is being studied.
Also, Edward Behr returns to his old regiment, the Garhwal Rifles in the Himalayas, to see how much has changed since Indian independence.
Presented by David Sells, who examines the plight of Albanian refugees in Italy. Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Isobel Hilton
Unknown: Edward Behr
Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Keith Bowers

: World Snooker

More semi-final action from
Sheffield. Commentary by Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds ,
John Spencer , John Virgo and Dennis Taylor. Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Dennis Taylor.
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Yes Minister

PartyGames. Another chance to see this classic edition of the political comedy starring Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne Derek Fowlds
The Christmas festivities at the departmental offices of the Ministry of Administrative Affairs are overshadowed by rumours of a cabinet reshuffle.
Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Director/Producer Peter Whitmore


Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Jim Hacker MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson: John Nettleton
Geoffrey Winfield, Chief Whip: James Grout
Eric, Chancellor of the Exchequer: Peter Jeffrey
Duncan, Foreign Secretary: Philip Stone
Annie: Diana Hoddinott
Maurice: Andre Maranne
Himself: Ludovic Kennedy

: World Snooker

Featuring the decisive frames from tonight's semi-final at the Crucible. The end is in sight, 15 days afterthe start of snooker's greatest marathon, with the final commencing tomorrow.

: Close Up on Hitchcock

Sean Connery talks about working with the great director Alfred Hitchcock on the film Marnie, which follows.
Producer Nick Freand Jones


Talks: Sean Connery
Director: Alfred Hitchcockon
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Marnie

Freudian thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season, and starring Tippi Hedren Sean Connery
Marnie Edgar is beautiful, clever, and an expert thief.
Her crimes and her hatred of men are the result of a deep-rooted neurosis, which Mark Rutland, a weatthy publisher, is determined to unravel. Discovering her criminal activities, he forces her into a loveless marriage and sets about investigating her mysterious past.
(1964,15) Subtitled .... The Hitchcock season of films continues tomorrow with To Catch a Thief at 10.30pm ♦ See Films: pages 46-54 ****


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Tippi Hedren
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Marnie Edgar
Marnie: Tippi Hedren
Mark Rutland: Sean Connery
Lil Mainwaring: Diane Baker
Sidney Strutt: Martin Gabel
Bernice Edgar: Louise Latham
Cousin Bob: Bob Sweeney
Mr Rutland: Alan Napier
Sam Ward: Sjohn Launer
Susan Clabon: Mariette Hartley
Sailor: Bruce Dern
Rita: Edith Evanson
Mrs Turpin: Meg Wyllie

: Later with Jools Holland

Concluding the rerun of the music show, hosted by Jools Holland. Tonight'sguests include ZZ
Top, Bo Diddley , the Bluetones, Stereolab, Nigel Kennedy , Altan and Bert Jansch. A new series begins next Saturday.
Director Janet Fraser Crook Producer
Mark Cooper Repeat Stereo.
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Jools Holland.
Unknown: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Bert Jansch.
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

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